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Can symptoms of Goldenhar syndrome be treated before birth?

Your doctor may be able to detect irregular physical symptoms using an ultrasound. However, they cannot perform surgery to correct symptoms before birth. Surgical procedures to correct physical deformity begin after the child is born. Many surgeries cannot occur until the child is closer to three months of age.

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